OpenAIRE Newsletter February 2016

REISearch: Connecting Researchers with Society and Policy Makers

OpenAIRE proud to be contributing with OA  research Publications


reisearch image 2REIsearch  is an EC funded initiative that advances scientific knowledge by connecting leading media, research institutions, researchers, civil society organisations, and citizens. See how OpenAIRE and open science/open access/open repositories are contributing to this initiative.
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PASTEUR4OA/North-West Europe Meeting

Major step on the path to international alignment


IMG 5757 eOn February 9-10, the North-West Europe group of the PASTEUR4OA project held its regional workshop in Brussels. During this two-day meeting representatives of Research-Performing Organisations as well as Research Funder policy managers talked about existing and new open science policies and exchanged ideas and best practices related to open science policies.
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EDISON project: workshop report

Data Infrastructure Competences and Skills Framework: A European and Global Challenge


einfra2 e1The ability to create, manage and exploit data has become one of the key challenges for practitioners in nearly all disciplines, sectors and industries. This is particularly true at the European level where, under the Digital Single Market, there is an opportunity to harmonise training and education with the skills needs of research and other infrastructures, as well as industry. The EU-funded EDISON project has been established to build the profession of data science through a combination of two main activities…
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Latvian NOAD receives ‘Most Open Institution’ award at LATA conference

On January 28, the Latvian University Library received the Recognition award of the Latvian Open Technology Association (LATA)

LATA BALVA ceremonija2 300x200On January 28, the Latvian University Library received the Recognition award of the Latvian Open Technology Association (LATA) at the conference “Open technology and smart solutions”. The LATA conference is about sharing knowledge, and for discussing smart technologies that emphasise security, privacy, data storage and ICT management aspects.Read More- - -

EUA Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications

Assisting Universities in the transition to Open Access

eua logo open scienceIn February the European University Association (EUA) published its “Roadmap on Open Access to Research Publications” following its endorsement by the EUA Council. Its main objective is to assist universities in the transition to Open Access. It is the first step in a proposed larger series of EUA initiatives aimed at addressing the implications of the shift to Open Science.

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European Open Science Cloud for Research

Understanding the role of infrastructures in Europe’s Open Science Cloud initiative


OSC logos2Following a recent joint statement on the European Open Science Cloud for Research (EOSC) by EUDAT, LIBER, OpenAIRE, EGI and GÉANT, the second workshop, took place in Rome 5th February 2016, focused on understanding the roles of e-Infrastructures and Research infrastructures in this Europe’s Digital Single Market initiative. EOSC will offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million Science and Technology professionals a virtual environment for storage, management, analysis and data re-use – across borders and scientific disciplines. EOSC will be funded by the European Commission, and at the Rome workshop, 120 participants – including researchers, research infrastructure, and e-Infrastructures together with national and international service providers, data centre and research organisation strategists and decision makers – gathered to discuss potential governance models, sustainability and participants’ expectations.
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Mark your calendar for upcoming events


OpenAIRE national workshop, Hungary
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 @ Budapest, Hungary
Open Education Week
Monday, 07 March 2016 @
Ilide 2016, March 14 – 16, 2016 Jasná, Slovakia
Monday, 14 March 2016 @
PASTEUR4OA/North Europe Meeting os Research Performing Organisations and Research Funders
Thursday, 17 March 2016 @ Copenhagen, Denmark
PASTEUR4OA: South East Europe Meeting for Research Funders
Friday, 01 April 2016 @
Open Science Conference
Monday, 04 April 2016 @ Amsterdam, Netherlands
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